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Jan 20, 2017

The following boys have been selected to play against Shropshire at Stafford Town FC on Monday KO 6-30. Players need to report as near to 5-30 as possible and usual dress code applies.

ANYE FOWAJUH
JACK TAYLOR
TOM NICHOLLS
ELLIOTT TIBBS
JACK ROBINSON
PANASHE MAKOKOWE
AJ MURRAY
REISS MARTIN
CHARLIE PEARSALL
LUCAS YEOMANS
GEORGE YARWOOD
OLIVER WATCHORN RICE
CALLUM CARTER
SONNY BATES
SAM BARRATT
BONNA DOUGLAS
AIDAN BRAXTON LLOYD
LUKE KELLY
There will be a £3 admission charge £1 concessions.

Jan 19, 2017

The Under 16 Girls meet Shropshire in an MCF fixture on Monday 23rd of Janaury at Stafford Town FC with an 8-00KO as the U14 Boys wll be playing before the girls game, KO 6-30. A win will ensure the girls reach the semi finals of the MCF for a sixth consecutive year.

The Following squad should report at 7-00pm, usual dress code applies.

Tiffany Whelan

Grace Tolmie

Beth Roberts

Molly Bruton

Jenny Hesketh

Lydia Burgess

Tasia Brough

Chloe Williams

Nuala Miszkiel

Charlie Bragenca

Sophie Howe

Shev Watson

Courtney Ward

Sophie Ward

A, N Other

There will be a £3 admission charge £1 concessions.

Jan 19, 2017

Under 14 Girls v Worcestershire

The Under 14 Girls travel to Littleton FC on Wednesday 25th to take on Worcestershire SFA in an ESFA U14 G Inter County Quarter Final , postponed from lAST WEEK, with a home tie against defending champions Lancashire awaiting the winner.

Manager David Ebberson has selected the following squad:

Names

School

Akers Hannah

De Ferrers Academy

Anderson Isabel

Cardinal Griffin

Anderson Lily

Cardinal Griffin

Copeland Lucy

De Ferrers

Fishwick Hannah

Friary

Lawley Gemma

Wolgarston

Gregory Freya

Friary

Higgs Jennifer

Sir Graham Balfour

Hunt Megan

Haywood Academy

Isherwood Macy

Chesterton

Johnson Katie

Codsall High school

Marston Caitlin

Christchurch

Marston Phoebe

Christchurch

Simkin Lily

Cheslyn Hay

Sims Dolcie

The Hart School

Swindell Chloe

Wolstanton

All players are asked to meet as near to 6-30 as possible. Please check the website before travelling in case of inclement weather.

Jan 17, 2017

Last night the Under 15 Boys played Warwickshire in an MCF fixture at Stafford Town FC. With 5 first choice players absent it proved to be a night that the boys stood up to be counted and in particular, two of the smallest boys on the field proved to be the most talented and influential.

Junior O'Callaghan helped himself to a superb hat trick and Luis Dos Santos was the pupeteer, pulling the strings on the whole show. All of the boys who played aquitted themselves really well and despite falling behind 2-1 early in the second half the boys roared back with three unanswered strikes. Tommy O'Hara was the scorer of the other Staffordshire goal and the boys will go ino their next game against Derbyshire with renewed vigour.

Staffordshire had some great news when Aiden Stone from Wolgarston HS was selected to represent England Schools Under 18's after the final trial held at Lilleshall. Joe Hartshorne missed out on selection which raised an eyebrow or two as he has been on fire for the County side and scores goals for fun, but then again he is not six foot plus and always plays unselflishly.. All at Staffordshire congratulate Aiden and wish him well for the forthcoming International  season.

The Under 18 boys have been drawn at home in the semi final of the National ESFA Inter County Cup and will face Durham Schools FA . The game is likely to be played on the 4th of February at Stafford Town FC with a 3-00pm KO although that is still to be confirmed.

The Under 16 Boys have drawn Sussex at home in the national competition and that game is likely to be on Saturday 28th of January at Stafford Town FC but again that has still to be confirmed.

The Under 14 Girls national quarter final against Worcestershire Schools has fallen foul of the weather and the two teams will try again next Wednesday night, the 23rd of January at Littleton FC.

 

Jan 16, 2017

The Under 14 Girls travel to Littleton FC on Wednesday to take on Worcestershire SFA in an ESFA U14 G Inter County Quarter Final with a home tie against defending champions Lancashire awaiting the winner.

Manager David Ebberson has selected the following squad:

Names School
Akers Hannah De Ferrers Academy
Anderson Isabel Cardinal Griffin
Anderson Lily Cardinal Griffin
Copeland Lucy De Ferrers
Fishwick Hannah Friary
Lawley Gemma Wolgarston
Gregory Freya Friary
Higgs Jennifer Sir Graham Balfour
Hunt Megan Haywood Academy
Isherwood Macy Chesterton
Johnson Katie Codsall High school
Marston Caitlin Christchurch
Marston Phoebe Christchurch
Simkin Lily Cheslyn Hay
Sims Dolcie The Hart School
Swindell Chloe Wolstanton

All players are askedto meet as near to 6-30 as possible. Please check the website before travelling in case of inclement weather.

Jan 10, 2017

Staffordshire Under 18 Boys hosted South Yorkshire Schools FA in a quarter final tie in the ESFA Under 18 Inter County Trophy at Stafford Town FC. The management team have great faith in the ability and attitude of this group and were quietly confident that they could progress to the semi finals if they played to their potential.

Having demolished Worcestershire in the previous round Staffordshire were quickly out of the blocks and the pace on the flanks of Ed Capewell and Will Byres immediately put Staffordshire on the front foot. Joe Hartshorne was causing havoc in the opposition back line and only desperate defending, at times on the limits of the laws of the game kept Staffordshire at bay. The high pressing game employed by the coaches brought dividends when Staffordshire snaffled possession deep in opposition territory and a crisp right footed finish from Joe Hartshorne gave Staffordshire the lead.

South Yorkshire rarely posed a threat such was the grip of midfield trio Tom Edge, Owen Bradbury and Josh Wilson. This threesome were so clever in their ball retention and their constant probing and thier support of the front three led to a second goal beautifully despatched by Owen Bradbury. South Yorkshire found themselves resorting to an over physical approach in an attempt to stop the Staffordshire boys and two yellow cards gave free kick opportunities to the home side but no advantage accrued.

South Yorkshire got more into the game in the second half but their attack floundered on the rock that was Conor Grant and Joe Minton. Goalkeeper Aiden Stone was only required to deal with overhit balls or back passes such was the dominance of the defensive line but Jamie Weldon and Ryan Hanlon were able to support the front players.such was their confidence in their defensive colleagues.

David Neligwa, Hakeem Suleman Jack weldon and Tom Riley played their part in the second half and David's strong running and direct play saw an effort hit the post before Joe Hartshorne had an effort ruled out for offside. As the game reached its dying embers Aiden Stone showed his true class with a brilliant save from a header from close range but that was the nearest South Yorkshire came to a goal and Staffordshire were able to see the game out and go into the hat for the last four.

Jan 4, 2017

TheUnder 16 Boys travel to Coventry on Monday 9th January to meet Warwickshire in and ESFA Inter County last 16 tie. The game will be played at Coventry Sphinx FC with a 7-30 KO

The coaches have named the following squad for the game and players are asked to meet as near to 6-30 as possible and the usual dress code applies.

 Coventry Sphinx Football Club

Sphinx Drive off Siddley Avenue
Stoke Aldermoor
Coventry
Warwickshire
CV3 1WA

https://www.google.com/maps/place/52°24'05.3"N+1°28'18.9"W/@52.4014816,-1.4740987,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!

M. Blight

J. Trevor

M.Cuthbert

T Bromfield

J. Bromfield

A. Minshul

A. Mallen

D Watts

J.Taylor

D.Arber

S.Jessup

E.Cartwright

T.Wilkinson

O.Hickman

O,Hall

LCampbell

The Under 18 Boys will also be in action in the quarter finals of the ESDA Inter County Cup. They will be playing South Yorkshire SFA at Stafford Town FC with a 7-00pm KO. Players are asked to meet at 6-00pm and the usual dress code applies. Admission to the game will be £3 adults and £1 concessions.

The management team have named the following squad

A. Stone

C.Mallen

R.Hanlon

D.Neligwa

J.Minton

J.Hartshorne

W.Byres

C.Grant

T.Edge

J.Weldon

Jack Weldon

T.Riley

O.Bradbury

J.Wilson

E.Capewell

H.Suleman

 

 

Jan 3, 2017

The  Under 14 Girls hosted Greater Manchester last night for the first game of the New Year in what turmed out to be an epic encounter between two very good sides. The game was played at a very high tempo and both sets of girls showed great skill in this thrill a minute game and was assisted by some excellent refereeing by the team of young officials.

Staffordshire started very brightlyand took an early lead through Freya Gregory whose pace and trickery caused the Manchester rearguard problems all night. The same plaudits could be applied to the Greater Manchester centre forward who cancelled out Staffordshire's lead and then put the visitors in front. Staffordshire roared back to equalise but Manchester re-established their lead minutes before half time.

Manager David Ebberson tweaked his formation to try and eliminate the Manchester Centre forward but within minutes of the restart she scored her and Manchesters  fourth goal of the night to give the visitors a two goal cushion. The Staffordshire girls did not panic and their passing game started to pay dividends and they reduced the lead with a superbly worked goal and within two minutes they were at parity.

The Manchester girls were visibly shaken and Staffordshire penned them in their own half and the fifth goal came with the high pressing game causing Manchester to gift possession to Staffordshire who gleefully took the lead and who then wrapped up the evening with a sixth goal created by intricate and tight passing and movement.

The Staffordshire goalscoreres were Freya Gregory 2, Lily Simkin, Hannah Fishwick, Macey Isherwood and Caitlin Marston.

See photograph below

Dec 30, 2016

As the year draws to a close it is only a matter of days before the football begins again.

The Under 16 boys were very disappointed withtheir result against Worcestershire SFA. An earky Kyle Johnson goal was cancelled out with a penalty minutes from full time but in truth it was no more than Worcestershire deserved. It was a stuttring performance from the Staffordshire boys not helped by the loss of Johnson with an ankle sprain and Alfie mallen with sickness. It can only be hoped that the rest does the players good as their next test in 10 days is the ESFA last 16 game against Warwickshire SFA at Coventry Sphyinx.

On the same night the Under 18 boys entertain South Yorkshire in a last eight tie in the ESFA competition. The management team will hope that they carry the form of their outstanding performance against West Midlands into this crucial game.

The Under 14 girls start the ball rolling with a friendly against Greater Manchester at Stafford Town on the 2nd of January with a 630 KO. Manager David Ebberson will be hoping that he can use the game as final preparation for their away tie against Worcestershire in the quarter finals of the ESFA Play Station Under 14 Inter County trophy. Admission is £3.

Dec 12, 2016

If you are at a loose end and want to watch some football this evening, Staffordshire host West Midlands in an Under 18 MCF fixture. Staffordshire and West Midlands both had wins in the ESFA National Inter County Cup and thus qualified for a place in the quarter finals of the competition.. West Midlands face a long trip to Essex whilst Staffordshire have the comfort of  home draw against either South Yorkshire or Cleveland.

Admission to the game is £3 and £1 concessions.

On Sunday Staffordshire were represented at the final girls England Under 15 trial by Gemme Lawley from Wolgarston and Megan Hunt from Haywood Academy who played for the North against the South in a 5-3 win. Both girls played well and now will wait on the decision of the selectors who decide their fate.

The two girls are an integralpart of the Under 14 County girls team who have been drawn away to the winner of the Wocestershire v Shropshire tie. This game will be played in January. There is the possibility of a coaching session and game against Greater Manchester on the 2nd of December, the day before the girls return to school. Julie will confirm details in the next few days if the game is to go ahead.

The Under 16 boys are in action against Worcestershire on the 19th of December at Stafford Town FC with a 7-00 pm KO in a MCF fixture. This will provide the management team an ideal opportunity to prepare for the last 16 tie away against Warwickshire which will take place in early January. Manager Bailey Evans has named the squad below for the game;

 

Dec 4, 2016

As the FA continue to squeeze rhe ESFA budget and reduce the funding for playing football, whilst increasing it for administrators and Football Development (still not sure what that means) Counties and Districts will have to find ways of generating their own income to ensure that the programme offered to County players is worthwhile in terms of activity and sustainable.

Sponsorship is one way and Trystan Blight is sponsoring a new kit for the U16 boys. That will save money next season and that money will be spent on the provision of games for boys and girls. Each game at home costs almost £300 to stage and with six teams it does not take a rocket scientist to work out that the Association needs in excess of £6000 per year to run the County programme. Parents are fantastic supporters and the help that they give to Staffordshire in transporting the pupils to away games and paying admission th home games is greatly appreciated.The funding from the competitions department at ESFA helps greatly with their national competition games and as an Association we are gratefulfor their support.

People do not realise how much it costs to run teams and a for instance is that last years bill for washing and cleaning kit ran to over £500. We as an Association will never charge boys or girls match fees to play for their County, wethink that it is something valuable in terms of their personal and football development. We are well aware of the match fees that some pay in club football and unlike other county associations we will continue to supply the players with playing kit and not ask them to purchase it.

Several ideas have been mooted to help generate income and the first two are set out below.

We are in possession of a Nike Football and an ESFA shirt which has been autographed by the England football team befoere their departure for the Euros, the only name missing being Rooney who was injured at the training session they were signed. Bids will be accepted for the two items and these can be nade through the website.

The second method is County merchandise and these could be ideal Christmas presents. Details below and again orders through the website;

Sep 23, 2016

Manager David Ebbersson  has named the girls below to be invited to be part of the Stafffordshire SFA Under 14 girls squad for the forthcoming season. The girls who have been unsuccesful but who have been involved in the trial process will be invited to  number of coaching/traing events once a venue has ben secured.

The standard of player improves year on year and David will be writing to those who have missed out on selection and offering some feedback on where the girls can hopefully improve.

Please contact the website with acceptance of the invitation and incluse DOB and a mobile contact number.

Akers Hannah

De Ferrers Academy

Anderson Isobel

Cardinal Griffin

Anderson Lilly

Cardinal Griffin

Fishwick Hannah

 

Friary

Lawley Gemma

Wolgarston

Gregory Freya

Friary

Higgs Jennifer

Sir Graham Balfour

Hunt Megan

Haywood Academy

Isherwood Macy

Chesterton

Johnson Katie

Perton

Huson Lydia

 

Friary

 

Rainer Chenoa

Kingsmead

Simkin Lily

Cheslyn Hay

Sims Dolcie

The Hart School

Swindell Chloe

Wolstanton

Cox Aaliyah

Great Wyrley

Harding Niamh

Madeley

Standby

Copeland Lucy

De Ferrers

Marston Katelyn

Christchurch

Marston Phoebe

Christchurch

Parry Isobel

Endon

Sep 16, 2016

Managers Dan Dawson and Gary Spruce have named rhe boys below as members of the Under 14 Boys squad for the forthcoming season. Congratulations to all the boys selected and commiserations to those who have not made the cut this year.

The match co-ordinator Mark Warren will be in touch with match arrangements fixtures etc in due course.

Fowajuh Anye BWH
McIntosh Ruben King Edward VI Stafford
Taylor Jack Chase Terrace
Nicholls Tom Cheadle Academy
Tibbs Eliott Cheslyn Hay
Robinson Jack EDA
Makakoew Pasha Friary
Murray Aj Friary
Martin Reece John Taylor HS
Pearsall Charlie John Taylor HS
Yeomans Lucas John Taylor HS
Yarwood George Landau Forte Amington
Watchorn RiceOliver Painsley
Carter Callum Penkridge Middle
Bates Sonny St Peters
Barrett Sam Trentham HS
Nixon Tom Trentham HS
Douglas Bonna Wilnecote
George Connor Wilnecote
Braxton Lloyd Aidan

Wolstanton

All parents need to contact the website to accept the invitation and provide a mobile number please.

Sep 16, 2016

The girls named below have been selected to represent Staffordshire Schools FA for the forthcoming season.

Can all parents check that the school is correct and send confirmation to the website and include a mobile phone number and date of birth.. The match co-ordiator s Julie and Tim will be in contact in due course.

 

Tiffany Whelan Cannock Chase HS
Grace Tolmie Chase Terrace HS
Courtney Ward Trentham HS
Beth Roberts Wolstanton HS
Molly Bruton Kingsmead
Jenny Hesketh Westwood
Megan Plant Blythe Bridge
Lydia Burgess Clayton Academy
Tasia Brough Painsley
Chloe Williams Cannock Chase HS
Demi McCalliog Codsall
Nuala Miszkiel St Thomas More
Charlie Braganca Excel Academy
Naomi McCallion Robert Sutton
Hannah Hampton EDA
Sophie Corden Clayton Academy
Sophie Howe Alleynes Uttoxeter
Abbi Sanders Painsley
Sep 14, 2016

The boys named below are invited to be part of the Staffordshire schools'FootballAssociation squad for season 2016-17.

Congratulations to the boys selected and commiserations to those who have missed out this time. The selection process was extremely difficult as there were so many boys who were talented and the margins were so fine. All parents of the succcessful boys will be contacted by the match co-ordinator with details regarding games and expectations etc. The first confirmed fixture is the annual match against Repton School on Saturday the 8th of October when they will play the schools' Under 16 XI.

Aug 11, 2015

@staffsschoolsfa will allow all to follow what is going on and will supplement the information available on the website.

Follow the account which is being run by Under 15 team Manager Bailey Evans.